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Two funny uplifting books, two modern mysteries and a down-to-earth story with people who dangerously have their head in the clouds. I thought it was time I gave fantasy and sci-fi a rest for a while.

Is It Just Me by Miranda Heart

Similar over the top but very relatable scenarios to her show. This time she’s explaining how she experiences things such as fashion, Dr’s, technology and dating to her younger – rather naive but hopeful – self. Jolly good fun, if a tad awks!

Who Is Tom Ditto by Danny Wallace

Toms girlfriend has left a note to say she has left but not actually left him. Confused? So is he. The more clues he tracks down as to her whereabouts, the more he learns about his girlfriend and himself. He realises maybe he didn’t know as much about either as he first thought and why is there a random girl following him?

Junk by Melvin Burgess

I read this when I was 14 and it was a bit of a reality check compared to Sweet Valley High and Point Horror books! It’s about a love affair between two teenagers, heroin and the quirky group of people they fall in with. It’s about pushing boundaries because you feel you should but not caring where they should end.

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne 

Red and Naomi are in a band together until Naomi suddenly disappears. As Red follows the twists and turns of events she realises that it’s not just their friendship at stake but their lives.

The Getaway Girls – Dee MacDonald

Connie has freedom to do what she wants for the first time in decades. She meets glamorous Gill and downtrodden Maggie and they decide it’s time for a change. A tour of France and Italy in a luxury camper van to be exact. They have funny shared experiences but each still have their own story going on including a secret that catches up with them.

Have you read or would like to read any of these? Let me know – no spoilers though!




8 responses to “My Autumn Reading List”

  1. A Quick Catch Up | Vamp It Up Manchester Avatar

    […] been chillin at the blokes and doing life admin in between. Ive read all but one of the books on my Autumn Reading List which amazes me as applying my attention to reading (and finishing) a book was never my strong […]


  2. Hunida Avatar

    I read Junk when I was in high school, too, but, the title of the book was Smack. Weird, huh? I didn’t know Cara Delevingne wrote, sounds like a good one, too.


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Oh wow, I didn’t know it crossed over to the US. Brits would have understood the tittle more if it was Smack.

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      1. Hunida Avatar

        Gosh it was such a good one. I felt like I had written it myself. I didn’t know it was ever not in the US!


      2. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Books like that are amazing aren’t they. I remember thinking as a teen, It’s so clever how Burgess made it all seem to reasonable from the characters point of view every step of the way, until two are in prostitution (which they are now regretting) and they are all hopelessly addicted. And I just thought, shit, that crept up sneakily didn’t it. Did you find that hon? I’m 3/4 of the way through and can’t remover how it ends so no spoilers 😉

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      3. Hunida Avatar

        Gosh yeah, I don’t usually like to reread books but I may have to read that one again.

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  3. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    I didn’t know Cara Delivenge wrote a book, it seems interesting!


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      She had a ghost writer but apparently the characters, the synopsis and a lot of the dialogue is her own. So fair enough for a first book.

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